Raids net thousands of pounds of pot

Published Nov 16, 2012 at 04:00AM

PORTLAND — Investigators say they seized upward of 8,000 pounds of marijuana in harvest-season raids in Josephine County in Southern Oregon.

The report from the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement team Thursday said 26 people have been charged or are under investigation. It said most cases involved people in the state medical marijuana program with more pot than the law allows.

Raids were in Grants Pass, Cave Junction, Merlin, Wilderville, Williams and Selma.

Police seized 7,500 pounds growing on 279 mature plants, 930 pounds of marijuana bud, hundreds of additional pounds of drying marijuana, 120 firearms, and various amounts of other drugs.